My new-ish job entails management of a development team in Qingdao, China, and I’m on my way in January to visit them. I have a day in Beijing (January 11-12), and then a week in Qingdao. Eventually, I’m back to visiting Tokyo, but I’ll create a separate thread for that.
So, my question to people who know: what are a couple of must-see things in Beijing? I have an evening and most of the following day before my flight to Qingdao, and I’d like to hit a couple of the most worthwhile tourist-y type attractions. I’ll be on my own, and speak not a word of [any] Chinese.
And, while I’m at it, if I have some free time in Qingdao, are there things I should see there? I’ll have people with me there who will undoubtedly have their own ideas, but I wouldn’t mind having some ideas of my own.